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QLogic Reviews in Aliso Viejo, CA

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
93 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work environment was very good and salary & benefits excellent (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people - high level of expertise and generally work well together (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Executive Management pocketing cash bonuses while taking benefits away from employees (in 4 reviews)

  • The work load can be very stressful due to staffing in certain departments (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Quite a good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at QLogic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Smart Colleagues
    - Chance to grow quickly

    Cons

    - Is not aggressive enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dismal culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    products work and are reliable.
    Market leader

    Cons

    Horrible culture.
    No one like working there.
    It is a paycheck culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-org, Same structure for years.
    E-staff is almost ALL engineers that are in love with their own ideas.
    Listen to your customers, not the OEMs , the ones who use your products....Talk to your people and ask why the parking lot is empty at 5:30 ???? Why does everyone bolt as soon as possible.
    No one has passion...why? Very poor leadership.
    Arrogant management. With customers, partners and internally.
    Wake up, the world has changed and your market cap is falling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good staff, less than adequate management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Test Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In general, most of the technical staff were professional about the work. HR had good staff that took care of employees.

    Cons

    Work environment extremely high pressure. Not enough work resources to cover work load for scheduled releases. Managers agree to ridiculous time tables to complete projects when given the opportunity to take advantage of suggested schedules of completion. In other words, many of the managers promised the moon, but could not deliver which caused a moral problem and a ill felt environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is advice for upper management, not test leads or group managers. This is advice for people that are just under directorship. Don't hire manages or test leads that do not know how to lead and/or is not familiar with the technology. Anyone can pick up buzz words, but can they do the work that is assigned to the subornments?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic environment of sharks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Shut down at the holiday time

    Cons

    HR department is just a resource dept. Company does not recognize or address many employees developing health issues due to the stress from upper management. Some workers get away with picking the duties they want to do while other employees are working overtime to get the job done. Upper management is ignorant to unhappy employees. This place is no longer a healthy environment and there is no career path for growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO needs to get in touch with employees. Employees are no longer valued. Hard workers are let go while those taking advantage of the company stay and are protected. Workers should be valued and they are not. Management sitting in their clean offices delegating jobs should be looked at to see if they are truly making a difference. Maybe it's the workers who are making the difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Once Great Company is Now Struggling

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits were great. There are a lot of good engineers working hard to keep QLogic going. They have a great Fiber Channel product portfolio.

    Cons

    There was not enough long term direction given. Everything was so focused on moving from one emergency to the next that no one spent time developing strong processes and procedures. This caused successes to be unrepeatable and rely too much on a few really strong engineers. Management decisions are based more on politics than sound engineering reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing mid to senior managers from appointing close friends or relatives to management positions instead of hiring good strong managers based on accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to graduate your career from, until 2014.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn more about how Data Center services work. There are lots of friends that can be made at this company. Salary is above average with reviews/raises every 6 months. But one thing you will really get out of all of this is knowledge of how data centers work with Fibre Channel Technology.

    Cons

    It was hard for me to write those pros as there are significant cons to working at QLogic.

    1. There is no growth in the company. When you're hired for your position, you're hired there until retirement or laid off. I have been told that I would get promoted, have a team, etc. only to be disappointed in the end to be notified that the company goes in another path and I'm stuck at the same position.

    2. Benefits aren't the greatest. The company match on 401k is abysmal at best. Stock isn't the greatest either.

    3. Path of the CEO. I can't stress this one enough. H.K. Desai was the father of our company before he passed away recently. The boards appointed a new CEO after Simon stepped down in Prasad. Prasad preached about QLogic 2.0 this and that. How things are going to change. Earlier in the year, the QLogic marketing/sales team acquired technologies and business from both Broadcom and Brocade. This was to open up new opportunities in QLogic, revenues, etc. And this was the case until May 2014 when the CEO (Prasad) let go of one of the best innovators and revenue driven employees, also the one that orchestrated the Broadcom and Brocade acquisitions. At the same time, Prasad launched a 10% workforce layoff. Come mid June, Prasad's 3 month plan to launch QLogic 2.0 was looking to be in jeopardy, but he still tried to make the groups that were needed to make 2.0 happen. However, one day out of the blue, Prasad turned Bi-polar and decided to cancel 2.0. This also created another 10% workforce layoff.

    Here is the shocking thing, HR and Prasad decided to not calculate the layoffs, but rather play Russian roulette with the employees at QLogic. You are basically treated like a number here. I'd understand if the workforce layoff was calculated to remove employees in areas like redundant positions. But this wasn't the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly don't know what to say at this point to Management. Everything is cloak and dagger at the company. Promotions are non-existent period. Bi-polar decisions are causing people their jobs for no reason. H.K. would have never allowed this. Decisions within this company could be done much better.

    But the knowledge I got from QLogic I will take with me to the grave. It's great knowledge. And like I said, it's like graduating from school to something bigger and better. So just like QLogic used me as a number, i'm going to use them by applying all their knowledge into my next job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work with but do not stay long

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly & helpful colleagues, flexible hours, good compensation..... A very good company to retire and lots of people look like really in retirement state. Lots of people go home after 3:30pm.

    Cons

    Has little vision, desperately trying to stay in business, purchased many companies but never made any money...... Especially this recent deal with Broadcom, paid $150 million for their NIC business team but got nothing, no key engineers came but only some guys BRCM does not need..... When Qlogic becomes desperate, it wasts money quicker and sinks faster, this is true for any company, any person. So, the outlook of the company is not good IMHO.

    Worse more, as an employee, especially those in Qlogic kernel driver team, what you learned in Q has little market value outside. Who needs Freebsd,Solaris, HP UNIX, AIX experience now? How many companies need Linux/Solaris/UNIX kernel driver experience in Southern California? Those skills are good for IC/ASIC design companies but how many companies design CPU? That is exactly why lots of Qlogic Staff, Principal or Sr. Principal software kernel driver engineers could not find a job after being laid off in March 2014 just because their work experience has little use to almost all the other companies...... There some demand in San Jose area, but not much......

    The longer you stay in Q, the harder to find next job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prudent, be conservative, do not waste money any more. Another such dumb purchasing like the deal with Broadcom, QLGC stock price will drop from teenage to preschool.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    QLogic provided a great place to learn new technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior DVT Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior DVT Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No micro management style, leadership has declined since the new CEO joined the company. Stocks have declined as well.

    Cons

    The company does not provide any training. They expect the employee to learn as they are assigned to projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a company brings new technology by acquiring another company, the company's growth and success is achieved by providing training to its existing employees with the new added technology rather than getting rid of its own employees and bringing in employees from the other company to replace its own.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No good memories, no bad memories.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at QLogic full-time

    Pros

    Development of leading edge technologies.

    Cons

    Executive management is clueless since HK stopped running the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whatever you are doing now, stop and do something different, before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of Direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at QLogic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Lots of potential with smart people if they can get direction. individual groups are good to work with, but cross pollination doesn't happen

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and silo's keep employees from collaborating. Lack of vision and new technology will keep Q in the fading storage industry without many options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully the new CEO will be empowered to make changes and grow the company. Not very confident about that though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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